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North Series Team – Is for ages 8 and up. North Series team features a training atmosphere that is team-oriented, fun and challenging. Teammates become good friends and we place a heavy emphasis on developing AND enjoying new skiing and racing skills.
Focus -- Athletes will be introduced to and will develop alpine skiing fundamentals, alpine ski racing skills and tactics (Slalom and Giant Slalom), traveling to ski races, mental and motor athletic skills, overall independence, and team and social skills. North Series Team’s primary focus is on U10 (8-9 years old) and U12 skiers (10-11 years old). The North Series Team programming is also designed for U14 and U16 skiers who are either less experienced with alpine ski racing or who prefer the lighter travel schedule the North Series offers.
Skiers must be comfortable skiing independently and in a variety of terrain and snow conditions. No alpine ski race experience is required.
Competition: North Series races are held in the Intermountain Division of the US Ski & Snowboard Association (IMD). The IMD includes Southern Idaho, Southwestern Wyoming and all of Utah. The North Series is composed of three two-day race weekends held at Jackson/Grand Targhee, Bogus Basin/McCall and Sun Valley. These races in the IMD North Series are qualifying events for U10 and U12 competitors to race in the IMD Championships held in mid-March and bring North Series competitors together to compete with qualifying U10/12 competitors from the IMD South Series races, which take place in Utah at the same time as the North Series races. U8 and U14/16 competitors, as well as U10/12 racers who do not qualify for the IMD Championships, have the option to compete in the IMD Finals races, which take place in Mid-late March.
Athletes travel with parents to all events. Travel competitions also carry an additional coaching fee in addition to team fees and will vary by event.
North Series athletes are required to purchase a U.S. Ski & Snowboard license in addition to base tuition fees.
On Snow Training
Mid-December – mid-March, 3 days per week – Wednesday evenings with bus transportation, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. Training includes a variety of group freeskiing, focused drills, training on Slalom and Giant Slalom training courses with video review. The coaching focus is targeted to the specific skill development requirements of each athlete.
Thanksgiving Camp the Saturday-Wednesday immediately prior to Thanksgiving at Sun Valley as well as summer training at Mt Hood is offered to this team. Each training camp has a separate cost in addition to tuition.
Training is offered on Sundays and periodically during the week in October and November. Please check our calendar for dates and times.
BBSEF staff works with each North Series family and their specific needs each September through early December to ensure that athletes have the gear they need to effectively develop skills. Good fitting ski boots, at least one pair of racing skis, a pair of all-around freeskiing skis, and a hard-eared helmet is the main requirements. BBSEF facilitates the exchange of lightly used gear between families.
A Bogus Basin Season pass is required and must be purchased directly through the Bogus Basin season pass office. Pass prices are not included in BBSEF Team Fees.
More information about BBSEF, our programs, fundraisers and volunteer information is available in the BBSEF Parent/Athlete Handbook.